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The picture of peace

Abel Gonzalez, flanked by his parents, Gracie and Armodo, was the winner of the North Central Middle School Peace Poster Contest sponsored by the Bethune Lions Club. The theme was "Children Know Peace." Abel's entry was then submitted to the Lions 32-C competition which featured winners from other clubs in the district. Abel won the 32C contest, and he was presented with a $100 check and certificate. His mother was presented with a photo which appeared in an earlier Chronicle-Independent issue. Officials with the Bethune Lions Club thanked Abel and his parents, along with North Central Middle Art Director ...

March 14, 2012 | | Miscellaneous


Truck stop

March 14, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stover Middle reports student honor rolls

Leslie M. Stover Middle School has announced its honor rolls for the second nine-week period.

March 14, 2012 | | Education


L-E opens with wins over RNE, Bulldogs

What a way to kick off the season.

March 14, 2012 | Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Larry Davis

Funeral service to celebrate the life of Larry Eugene Davis, 58, of Bethune will be held at 4:00 PM Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Bethune Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Rev. Jackie Knight will officiate. The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel. Memorials may be made in Mr. Davis' memory to the American Cancer Society, c/o of Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, SC 29078.

March 14, 2012 | | Obituaries


Focused Bulldogs do not suffer letdown against Gamecocks

There had been times in the past when a Camden tennis team would play a lesser opponent, not take the match serious enough and battle their way through to a victory.

March 14, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Lady Dogs christen new digs in style

For the first time in school history, the Camden High School track teams hosted a meet on their home track.

March 14, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


This week in Kershaw County sports

March 12 - 17

March 12, 2012 | | Sports


L-E girls rally for 8-7 victory over LHS

Saving their best for last, the Lugoff-Elgin softball team spotted host Lexington a 7-0 lead after three innings before the Lady Demons scored the final eight runs of the night, including the winning tally in the top of the ninth for an 8-7 win.

March 12, 2012 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


CHS netters rebound to top A.C. Flora, 4-2

It may not rank anywhere close to being one of the biggest of his 560 tennis coaching victories at Camden High, but Thursday's 4-2 win over visiting A.C. Flora was one which Roger Smoak cherished, nonetheless.

March 12, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Bulldogs lose lead, game to Hartsville

Call this the one that got away.

March 12, 2012 | | Camden High/Middle


Service to the board

Kershaw County Board of School Trustees members Carol Thompson (left) and Kim DuRant (right) were recognized by the S.C. School Boards Association (SCSBA) with special lapel pins for reaching milestones in their years of service on the board. School Board Chairperson Mara Jones (center) presented the pins to Thompson and DuRant at the Feb. 7 school board meeting. Thompson, who has the longest tenure of any current school board member, was recognized for 15 years of service. She serves as the board's chaplain and has also been the vice chairperson in the past. DuRant was recognized for 10 ...

March 12, 2012 | | Education


James L. Branham

Funeral service for James LeGrande Branham, 65, will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, Lugoff, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Donnie Dixon will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Steve Dixon

Mr. Steve Dixon, 49, of 1483 Dixon Road, Elgin, died Saturday, March 10, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by Brown's Funeral Home.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


Julia Ann Salmond

Funeral service for Julia Ann Salmond, 61, of 1791 Flint Hill Road in Camden will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 2:00 P.M. at Macedonia Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

March 12, 2012 | | Obituaries


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William "Bill" Carlos

Mr. William "Bill" Carlos entered eternal rest on Saturday, October 4, 2014, at Kershaw Health. He was born in Camden, South Carolina, on February 19, 1929, to the late John and Ida Carlos. He was educated in the public schools of Kershaw County. He attended Kirkwood Elementary School and graduated from Jackson High School. He later worked as a presser and tailor at a local cleaners. Bill lived the majority of his adult life in Mt. Vernon, New York. He retired from the New York Sanitation Department prior to relocating to Camden, South Carolina. Bill received Christ as his Savior ...

October 17, 2014 | | Obituaries


Ariail for Oct. 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 | | Ariail


Alzheimer’s hope

Here in Kershaw County there are hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of people suffering from Alzheimer's Disease, the cruel malady that attacks the brain. There are millions of Americans across the country who have fallen prey to Alzheimer's, yet research efforts to find a cure have been consistently disappointing over the last few decades. But two researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have been successful in essentially growing Alzheimer's in a petri dish, and scientists hope that's going to be a breakthrough in studying possible new treatments for the disease.

October 17, 2014 | | Editorials


First Palmetto Financial declares quarterly dividend

The board of directors of First Palmetto Financial Corporation, parent company of First Palmetto Bank, has declared a quarterly dividend of $350 per share of common stock. The dividend to stockholders of record as of Oct 24, 2014 will be payable October 31, 2014.

October 17, 2014 | | Business


A little panic might be helpful

WASHINGTON -- Now, now, let's not panic.

October 17, 2014 | By Kathleen Parker Washington Post Writers Group | Columns


Not just guns - Part Two

Hollywood's most recent spate of pirate movies, the Pirates of the Caribbean series starring Johnny Depp, illustrates the age-old stereotype of "the pirate." Depp is the perfect swaggering pirate, his full head of dreadlocks wrapped in a cloth, waistcoat belted with heavy leather, on occasion an 18th century skirted frock coat and a tricorn hat. Pistols and swords in his belt within easy reach for a fight. Soft leather boots folded down at the top. Swashbuckling at its best. Depp embodies the definitive pirate style.

October 17, 2014 | By Katherine Richardson C-I contributing columnist | Columns


Former superintendent supports Phase 2 referenda

One of the best things about being an educator is the opportunity to share in the success of students' educational careers. Watching students learn to read, speak a foreign language or pass an AP exam are highlights that I've shared with numerous young people over the years, but none of them comes close to what I consider one the best highpoints I ever experienced: the excitement that I saw on the faces of the students from North Central High School years ago when I informed them about the improvements being made to their school as part of Phase 1 ...

October 17, 2014 | Herbert M. Berg, Ed.D., KCSD Superintendent, 2003-2007 Alexandria, Va. | Letters


B&B owner supports Graham

The city of Camden needs experienced professionals, invested citizens working for everyone; the city of Camden needs Jeffrey Graham elected on Nov. 4. Join me in voting for a man with a proven record:

October 17, 2014 | Col. (ret.) Katherine Lemay Brown, USAF Owner, Bloomsbury | Letters


Reader supports Branham

The probate court handles estates, conservatorships and guardianships among other things, all of which are important because they affect the lives of people. When choosing the right candidate for the position of probate judge, we first should take into consideration the candidate's experience and knowledge of the job they are seeking. Debbie Branham is a paralegal with 20 years of experience, handling more than 1,000 probate and estate matters. She has been in the courtroom assisting an attorney in trial. She understands the law, the procedures of the court and the probate process. She has the experience and ...

October 17, 2014 | Richard Lackey Camden | Letters


What parents need to know about 'unrated' DVDs

"World War Z" was released in theaters on June 21, 2013. The zombie apocalypse film, based on the book of the same name by Max Brooks, went on to gross over $200 million domestically and ranked as the 13th highest-grossing film of 2013.

October 15, 2014 | Ben Tullis Deseret News | National


Allergy season not quite over yet

Sneezing, itchy nose and watery eyes -- each a symptom of allergic rhinitis.

October 15, 2014 | Jenniffer Michaelson KSL | National


Twelve-year-old athlete cries foul on Dick's Sporting Goods

Women have made great strides since Title IX banned sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding. This piece of legislation signed by President Nixon in 1972 encouraged thousands of young women, once sidelined, to lace up their shoes, grab their gear and change history.

October 15, 2014 | J'Nel Wright FamilyShare | National


Notre Dame offers same-sex couples employee benefits

One of the nation's most recognized Roman Catholic Church-affiliated universities is extending employee benefits to spouses in same-sex marriages. The move comes in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision not to step into the gay marriage debate and appears to contradict current Catholic teaching that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."

October 15, 2014 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | National


Catholic synod's new openness toward gays represents tremors rather than earthquake

On Monday, news broke that Catholic leaders might be warming up to homosexual church members. Rather than use the language of disorder and sin, the Synod of Bishops on the family's midterm report said that "homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community."

October 15, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National


Put down your camera and see a mongoose

I've traveled often throughout my life, but my recent 4,000-mile road trip across the West took me through some of the most gorgeous terrain I've ever seen.

October 15, 2014 | Jason Wright Deseret News | National


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